Thomas & Friends Party Trays - The Produce Moms

I love making theme fruit & veggie trays for parties! Maybe you had an Elmo themed birthday party like I did for my son & made the Sesame Street Trays. Or maybe your little princess needed a Rainbow tray for a My Little Pony or Care Bear party. And lets not forget the Spidey tray for all those little webslingers in your life (I live with 2 webslingers!).

Well, it’s my pleasure to add another group of children’s favorites to the party tray lineup… for all the little engineers & train lovers, check out the Thomas & Percy trays! I had so much fun making these.

First, get organized with your fruit – it makes it so much easier to create your masterpiece!

Wash fruit & pat dry before arranging it on your themed tray
Wash fruit & pat dry before arranging it on your themed tray

This took me about 15 minutes to assemble:

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Ingredient List: Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Blueberries, Jicama, Mango, Bananas

Step 1: arrange strawberries & raspberries to cover bottom 1/3 of rectangular tray.

Step 2: place jicama sticks (bananas or apples would also work) above red berries

Step 3: fill a bowl with fruit dip & center above jicama sticks

Step 4: create smoke stack with blackberries

Step 5: fill in top half of tray with blueberries

Step 6: accessorize: blackberry wheels in front, mango chunk headlights with blackberry center, mango slice smile, banana nose, banana eyes with a blackberry pupil, blueberry eyebrows


And what’s a fruit tray without a veggie tray:

Ingredient List: Red Bell Peppers, Grape Tomatoes, Broccoli, Green Bell Peppers, Cucumbers, Black Olives, Yellow Bell Pepper, Jicama


Step 1: arrange red bell peppers & grape tomatoes to cover bottom 1/4 of rectangular tray.

Step 2: fill a bowl with dill dip & place 2 inches above lower layer of red veggies

Step 3: arrange broccoli around dip bowl

Step 4: create smoke stack & lower collar with black olives

Step 5: fill in remaining upper portion of tray with green bell peppers & cucumbers

Step 6: accessorize: olive wheels in front, yellow pepper headlights with black olive center, yellow pepper smile, jicama nose, black olive eyes


Consider serving fresh produce at the next birthday party you host!  Kids get excited about themes; a themed fruit & veggie tray is a great way to spark a child’s interest in healthy eating 🙂

xoxo Produce Mom

Lori Taylor

Author: Lori Taylor

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms, a lifestyle media brand and community of passionate fresh produce advocates with a mission to inspire everyone, especially children, to eat more fruits and vegetables. For ten years Lori sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States. Today, Lori and her team are fully focused on educating consumers about fresh produce, introducing them to produce brands, engaging the produce industry with consumers in inspiring conversations, and promoting public policy to protect and increase the availability of fresh produce at American schools. Her work has been featured on,, Huff Post, Real Simple Magazine, US Kids Magazines, GQ Magazine, Hallmark Channel as well as ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC affiliates throughout the US. Lori is the host of The Produce Moms Podcast, a seasoned Keynote Speaker, a recipient of many produce industry accolades (including Produce Business 40 Under 40, Vance Agribusiness 40 Under 40, and The Packer 25), and is currently writing her first book. Lori resides in Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband Chip, their two sons Joe & Mac, and their Great Dane.

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